Jamie Vardy: ‘From a relegation scrap to lifting the trophy – IT’S UNBELIEVABLE’

first_imgJamie Vardy was left stunned as Leicester City became the first new top-flight champions in 38 years by clinching the Premier League title on Monday.The trophy will be heading to the King Power Stadium after rivals Tottenham could only draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.It means the Foxes are champions with two games still to play, with the team set to lift the silverware after Saturday’s home meeting with Everton, where Vardy will be back in action after sitting out a ban.It’s been a fairy-tale ride for the 29-year-old, who began his senior career at Stocksbridge Park Steels after being rejected by Sheffield Wednesday as a teenager and was playing non-league football for Fleetwood as recently as 2012.He has gone on to score 24 goals for club and country this season and claimed the Football Writers’ Association player of the year award on Sunday.But the title has capped a remarkable campaign and his rise to international fame.“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Vardy. “I’ve never known anything like it. We were scrapping to stay in the league last season and on Saturday we’ll be lifting the trophy.“That gives you an idea of how much hard work has gone into this season from every single player and member of staff.“It’s the biggest achievement in the history of a great club and we all feel privileged to be part of it.“It’s even more special to have done it with these lads. Every minute of hard work we’ve put in on the training pitch has been worth it for this moment.”Leicester have gone to Manchester City and Tottenham and won, while an unbeaten run since mid-February proved beyond any doubt Ranieri’s side had the nerve to finish the job.Midfielder Andy King, who has spent his entire career with Leicester, admits the size of the achievement could take some time to sink in.“I thought I’d seen everything with this club, but I never thought I’d see this,” said the 27-year-old. “It’s difficult to put into words. The players deserve it, the gaffer and the staff deserve it, and the fans deserve it. It’s been an unbelievable season.” 1 Jamie Vardy has netted 24 goals for club and country this season last_img read more